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San Antonio Police Chief Says They're Not Ready for Body Cameras

October 01, 2014  | 

Photo: San Antonio PD Facebook page
Photo: San Antonio PD Facebook page

San Antonio, Texas, Police Chief William McManus told the City Council's Public Safety Committee Wednesday that the Police Department has completed its pilot program of so-called body-cams, or body cameras, but isn't ready yet to recommend implementation.

The department field-tested six types of cameras and officials are now debriefing officers who used them. But before the chief could recommend adding them permanently, there are several issues that have to be considered. McManus said the cost of storage for the massive amount of data that would be produced would likely be high and there are logistical issues as well.

The chief will be reporting back to the council in December with more details and recommendations.

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132&Bush @ 10/1/2014 7:34 PM

The funniest part is the ACLU types arguing now about the legality about the cops taping civilians after they just won were civilians can tape cops anywhere. Makes your head spin doesn't it.

kevCopAz @ 10/2/2014 2:50 PM

I agree with 132&Bush, the ACLU is finding out that the cameras are proving most of the complain tents to be the piers that they are and so the ACLU chant run off at the mouth and make up stories of what happened and it shows why the police do what they do and that most people deserve what they get and its within the law. Makes me laugh out loud! I think that all politicians should me forced to wear the same cameras whenever they are talking or doing government business, wouldn't that be great to hear what they say and do and what behind closed doors deals they make and how they cover their butts. Like that would ever happen.

TheRookie @ 10/2/2014 5:04 PM

ACLU the devil spawn to all that is wrong in our society. Criminal rights over Victims. GITMO Terrorists being let go with financial compensation. Illegal Immigrants being financed & assigned Attorneys. ISIS/ISIL & Islamist Muslims being tried & having constitutional rights in U.S. Courts. Etc.
And now they're (ACLU) supporting some anti-cop organization in NYC that's training people to flood major & mid-sized cities to film Law Enforcement Officers while on calls.
Pathetic PC scumbags are what they all are to me.

Ima Leprechaun @ 10/3/2014 6:17 AM

Finally someone not insane.

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